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Picking a Projector for Your Home Theater


When designing a home theater, one of the most important aspects to consider is the projector. Unlike a television, a projector can re-create the movie-going experience in your own home. Projectors are two-piece systems that include the projector and the screen. These systems offer large screen sizes and natural projected images with less glare. There are three main types of projectors to consider: LED, LCD, and DLP. Picking a projector for your home theater can be the most impactful upgrade for the ambiance and experience of a room. 

Viewing Habits

There is no doubt that a home theater will become one of the most used and popular rooms of your house. However, your viewing habits and the intended use of your home theater will likely change the type of equipment you include. If you prefer to watch movies, watch sporting events, or play video games, picking a projector for your home theater may differ. It is important to consider the amount of time your projector will be in use. LED projectors have a lifespan of over 20,000 hours, whereas DLP projectors range between 2,000 to 5,000 hours. When the bulb of a projector burns out it is often easy to replace. If you are someone who will frequently use the system, a lower maintenance option would be more practical. 


In addition to having different lifespans, some projectors have better colors or brightness. LED projectors produce great colors, but they have limited brightness. LCD projectors have a better color saturation and sharper images, but the image can sometimes be pixelated. LCD projectors also require maintenance and need new filters quite often. A DLP projector offers the best response system and includes 3D capabilities however, unwanted visual effects are common. When picking a projector for your home theater, it is important to determine what type of content you will be viewing most. The specialist at Maddox AV, incorporates the top brands, equipment, and technology for your home theater system.


When picking a projector for your home theater, you should consider the experience you want to create. The ambient lighting of your room can affect the overall experience of your home theater. Picking a projector for your home theater will depend on what you want from your projector's performance, the logistics of the room in which it will be placed, and any other needs that you may have. It is also important to keep in mind how you will install and set up your home theater.

Depending on your family's viewing habits, intended use, and desired experience from your home theater, there are several projector options. If you have questions about what type of projector would be best for your home, contact the specialist at Maddox AV today! We have the industry experience and knowledge to create the home theater system you want. 

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